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Crohns Disease Disabled Woman Seeks Grant Money To Pay For Medication

by Patricia Witt
(Anoka, MN, USA)

I am a 49-year-old female. I have had Crohn's disease since age 17. I have had multiple operations, having parts of my digestive tract and stomach removed.

Due to the nature of my illness and the removal of intestines, my body does not digest foods, or medications very well, sometimes not at all.

During the past year it has also been found that I have a tumor on my pancreas and inflammation of my sphincter of odie. All of these diagnoses come with severe pain in the abdomen, which also goes into my lower back.

The only medication that my doctor and I have found that works to relieve the pain, cramping, and also nausea and dehydration is a medication that is absorbed into my cheek.

This medication is also however very expensive. I currently do not have RX coverage and no one will cover me because this medicine is so expensive.

I have been in contact with the company that makes this medication, and as of this date they do not have an assistance program for this medication.

I have been in contact with other agencies that offer prescription assist., but they do not cover this medication as well. I am sure it is due to the cost.

When I am able to save enough to purchase the medication, I am able to live my life like a "normal" person. I am able to get housework done, I am able to play with my grandchildren, and I am able to eat food. I cannot describe the difference to my life and that of the lives of my family.

My insurance had paid for this medication for 1 1/2 years before stopping coverage. I am please asking for some help. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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Aug 03, 2012
Help for Crohns Disease?
by: Anonymous

Not to get off subject... but I have a race horse that was diagnosed a couple of months ago with Level 4 stomach ulcers (this is a high level) and also colitis (which is very painful) making him unable to race.

I found a website that talked about "Colostrum Powder." After reading I purchased products for him and myself. What a difference! I feel fantastic and he is back in training to race after only one month of being on the products. The veterinarian's ultrasound showed the colon was healed. The products work on a multiple of problems and the best part is it is all natural... NO drugs. I don't know if this will work for you, but it is definitely worth the shot.

Just Google "Colostrum Powder" to check it out.

God Bless!

Jan 13, 2010
by: Dennis Nickel

I'm a 38-year-old male with Crohn's disease. I was diagnosed at 17 also. I'm disabled now after my last surgery, due to the medications and abuse that I have put myself through to keep working.

I'm also looking for help because of dental problems from the prednisone. In the last year I've lost or broken 10 teeth. It's hard enough to eat as it is but when I feel good enough to eat then I can't because of my teeth.

I'm also interested in this medication you absorb in your cheek. I can't take Remicade anymore and got a blood infection from Humira and almost died again.

My sister also has Crohn's and has more options than I have. She is currently on Cimzia but I have no insurance and there's no way I could afford it.

I feel for what you're going through. I would like to talk to you sometime about what you've been through. Hope to hear from you here so we can connect.

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